My Top 5 FIFA World Cup Songs

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The official song for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil is out and it’s a horrible one. I can’t believe they picked Pitbull for such a song. Looking back at the old world cup songs, whether official or not, the “Carnival de Paris” is by far my favorite one.

You can check it out below:

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The other four World cup songs that I like are:
2- Shakira – Waka Waka
3- La Copa De La Vida – Ricky Martin
4- Los Ramblers – El Rock Del Mundial
5- K’NAAN – Wavin’ Flag

Illegally Held Chimpanzee In Lebanon Freed After A Nine-Year Struggle!

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Animals Lebanon recently took up the case to free Charlie, a nine year old chimpanzee that was smuggled into Lebanon in 2005 and sold to Animal City zoo, and they finally managed to free the animal yesterday after a court ruling. Charlie is the last known chimpanzee in Lebanon. He will be moved to approved chimpanzee sanctuary where he could get expert care and live with other chimpanzees in a natural enclosure.

Few days ago, Animals Lebanon also managed to rescue a neglected lion and two tigers from a zoo in Lebanon.

Thumbs up to Animals Lebanon for their awesome work!

What’s Inside The Lebanese Parliament Drawers?

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Here are few examples of bills buried in the Lebanese Parliament drawers and that need to be tackled ASAP!

1- Retirement Benefits Bill
2- Civil Status Laws Bill
3- Mental Health Bill
4- Women Citizenship Bill
5- Anti-Corruption Bill
6- Anti-Censorship and Freedom of Theater and Cinema Bill
7- Penal Code Revision
8- Labor Law Revision

For those interested, Gino who first wrote about this gave a brief explanation of every bill.

To learn more about the Lebanese Economic Association who’s behind this video and many others, click [Here].

In Pictures: Huge Storm Hits Lebanon, Drowns Roads

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Of course it wasn’t a huge storm that hit Lebanon this morning, but if you look at what happened today after it rained for a couple of hours only, you’d think a tsunami had hit the Lebanese shores.

Here are few pictures that speak for themselves:

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PS: If I credited the wrong person or forgot to credit any picture please do inform me and I will gladly update it.

Lebanese Reporters Show Support For The Civil Defence Volunteers By Taking Off Their Shoes

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The Civil Defence Volunteers went to the sea yesterday and threatened to keep on swimming until the law is passed. Some of them almost drowned and others fainted before the law got approved by the parliament. Meanwhile and in order to show support, Lebanese Reporters from various TV stations decided to share pictures of their shoes.

Ya3ne ya hek support ya bala or as Nadine from LBCBlogs said, “Because selfie, or it didn’t happen”.

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Britain’s Favorite Take-away Is Lebanese

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A Lebanese Diner called The Cedar has won the title of Britain’s favorite take-away, after receiving the most positive votes from millions of reviews of more than 9000 eateries. The Cedar Chef and Owner Sami Khoueiry says all his recipes are 100% home made and approved by his mother.

A chef who turned down a job at five-star hotel The Dorchester to set up on his own in west London was today celebrating after his restaurant was named Britain’s favourite take-away. Lebanese diner The Cedar, in Maida Vale, received the most positive votes from millions of reviews of more than 9,000 eateries posted by users of online delivery website hungryhouse.co.uk. Owner Sami Khoueiry put The Cedar’s secret of success down to the secret recipes his mother taught him as a child growing up in Beirut. [Link]

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